How to use the ColorMunki device to calibrate your monitor display.

 

Preparation.  The procedure is actually straightforward once you become familiar with the device.  The ergonomic design leaves something to be desired (IMHO)

 

1)   Rather than using the disc in the box, load the latest release of the software at http://xritephoto.com (at no cost).

2)   Under Support>FAQs and Downloads, click on Colormunki Photo

3)   Click on Software downloads and click on the most recent version of Colormunki Photo for your operating system (Windows or Mac).  As of this time, 1.2.1 Mac, and 1.1.1 for Windows.

4)   Follow the instructions on the resulting page.

5)    Download and install the app

6)   Run the app

a.     Go to the main screen and choose the option to Profile My Display (printer profile will have a different instruction set)

 

     b.     Choose LCD or laptop

c.     Choose Advanced 

d.     Look at the device

 i.     For this procedure don’t remove the device from the case

ii.     Make sure that the slider in front of the little window on the flat side is open

iii.     Connect the USB cable to the device and to your computer

iv.     You should see a pulsing white light on the side

v.     Unzip the case enough to familiarize yourself with the device selector and the three main positions it may occupy.  Moving it from one position to the other is easiest done (for me) by putting one thumb on each side

vi.     Follow the instructions and diagram to move the slider to the first position and calibrate the device.  I found it best to click the calibrate button on my monitor rather than the half circle button under the light, but either should work

 

 

vii.     Once the device is calibrated, follow the instruction to rotate the selector to the bottom position.

viii.     Follow the instructions about placing the device against your screen and click the button to begin the calibration of your display.

 

 ix.     Save the resulting profile with a name that will identify the date, if you wish so that you can distinguish it from earlier profiles.  Also you may wish to run a calibration in different ambient conditions if you work in both a darkened room and one with day light.